How Kim Kardashian West Is Related to George W. Bush by Blood
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is really its own entity. The family’s brushes with famous folks began long before Kim Kardashian West’s sex tape came out, and in some ways, their connections go beyond marriages and friendships.
Kanye West and his presidential aspirations cast the brood in yet another spotlight, but ironically, there is an indirect link between him and the highest office in the land.
And no, it has nothing to do with his and his wife’s relationship with President Trump. It does have to do with Kim Kardashian West’s genealogy and former president George W. Bush.
Kim Kardashian West’s ancestry is Armenian and American
Most of Kardashian West’s fans know that Robert Kardashian was of Armenian descent. His great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. and put down roots in California in the early 1900s. This side of the Kardashian tree grew their family and its wealth in the Los Angeles area.
Flipping to Kardashian West’s maternal side, Kris Jenner was born as Kristen Mary Houghton to Mary Jo Campbell and Robert Houghton. Jenner is not Armenian, but her ethnic background is European and her ancestry includes English, Irish, and Dutch. It’s this side that has presidential ties.
Kim Kardashian West and family are distant cousins to George W. Bush
When it comes to celebrity bloodlines, curious researchers like to find common relatives between people who are seemingly unrelated. It was done with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, and a little girl once traced former president Barack Obama’s lineage back to King John.
In this case, MyHeritage.com examined the Kardashian-Jenners’ bloodline, and found that they and George W. Bush share some distant relatives.
According to the site, the path starts with Kris Jenner’s father, Robert True Houghton. His ancestor, Elizabeth Woodward, married and had children with Bush’s ancestor, Henry Woodward.
Kim Kardashian West and her siblings are 11th cousins to the 43rd president of the United States.
For President Bush, the connection is paternal
Scrolling through the chart, it’s shown that Bush’s father and paternal grandfather are part of the Woodward bloodline.
Go back about seven generations and that’s when the Bush name first originated with Abigail Bush. Her mother and paternal grandfather were Woodwards, and Abigail Bush’s great-grandfather was Henry Woodward.
About five years ago, The Associated Press did a report about George W. Bush being 11th cousins with Barack Obama. The outlet pointed to an investigation by Ancestry.com that stated Obama was related to Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, and Bush.
What does this mean for Kanye West’s bid for the U.S. presidency? No one knows, but the Kardashian-Jenners have proven once again that they are everywhere. Everywhere. This revelation is certainly a new way for fans and detractors to keep up with the Kardashians.
Both Kim Kardashian West and hubby Kanye have political ambitions, but it’s not clear whether they know about this distant relation. And we’d love to hear what Bush thinks about it.